Raw eggs in mayonnaise blamed as salmonella infects 18
Posted: June 24th, 2008 - 7:56pm by Doug PowellThe Guernsey Press – of the Guernsey Islands – reports that an outbreak of salmonella, blamed on raw eggs used in mayonnaise, has left 18 customers and staff at an unamed island catering establishment needing treatment.
Environmental health inspectors visited the premises last week and a spokesman said the infection had been contained.
The spokesman would not confirm the location of the outbreak as he said the premises had been deemed fit to continue catering.
Sounds surprisingly similar to an outbreak in Tasmania earlier this year,
Tasmanian Director of Public Health, Dr Roscoe Taylor, said at the time that given the national increase, and the local experience of salmonella outbreaks associated with eggs, his department was proposing to introduce new measures to control the safety of raw egg products in Tasmania as a matter of urgency.